United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

461st ACRS Meeting - April 7-10, 1999

Revised: March 24, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
461st ACRS MEETING
APRIL 7-10, 1999

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
1) 1:00 - 1:15 P.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) 1.1) Opening statement (DAP/JTL/RPS) 1.2) Items of current interest (DAP/NFD/RPS) 1.3) Priorities for preparation of ACRS reports (DAP/JTL/RPS) 2) 1:15 - 2:45 P.M. Draft Commission Paper on Proposed Improvements to the Generic Communications Process (Open) (MHF/MTM/DTD) 2.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft Commission Paper on proposed improvements to the Generic Communications Process. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 2:45 - 3:00 P.M. ***BREAK*** 3) 3:00 - 4:30 P.M. Steam Generator Tube and Reactor Pressure Vessel Integrity Issues (Open) (RLS/NFD) 3.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the status of ongoing regulatory activities associated with steam generator tube integrity; staff's draft safety evaluation of Boiling Water Reactor Vessel and Internals Project-14 (BWRVIP-14), "Evaluation of Crack Growth in BWR Stainless Steel Reactor Pressure Vessel Internals;" suggested changes to 10 CFR 50.61, pressurized thermal shock rule; and related matters. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 4:30 - 4:45 P.M. ***BREAK*** 4 ) 4:45 - 7:15 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Report and the ACRS Bylaws (Open) Discussion of: 4.1) Proposed ACRS report on the NRC Safety Research Program (REU/MME) 4.2) Proposed revisions to the ACRS Bylaws (DAP/JTL/SD)

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

5) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/RPS) 6) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Insights Gained from the Risk-Informed Pilot Applications (Open) (WJS/PAB) 6.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 6.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) regarding the Insights gained from the risk-informed pilot applications, including those from the pilots for inservice inspection, extension of allowed outage times, and online maintenance. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 7) 10:15 - 11:45 A.M. Proposed Final Revision to 10 CFR 50.65(a) of the Maintenance Rule and an Associated Draft Regulatory Guide (Open) (WJS/AS) 7.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 7.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and NEI regarding the proposed final revision to 10 CFR 50.65(a) of the Maintenance Rule that would require licensees to perform safety assessments prior to performing maintenance activities, and an associated draft Regulatory Guide. 11:45 - 12:45 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 8) 12:45 - 2:15 P.M. Proposed Approach for Revising the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement (Open) (GA/TSK/MTM) 8.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 8.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed approach for revising the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 2:15 - 2:30 P.M. ***BREAK*** 9) 2:30 - 6:15 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) (4:00-4:15 P.M. BREAK) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 9.1) Proposed Improvements to the Generic Communications Process (MHF/MTM/DTD) 9.2) Steam Generator Tube and Reactor Pressure Vessel Integrity Issues (RLS/NFD) 9.3) Insights Gained from Risk-Informed Pilot Applications (WJS/PAB) 9.4) Proposed Final Revision to Maintenance Rule and an Associated Draft Regulatory Guide (WJS/AS) 9.5) Proposed Approach for Revising the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement (GA/TSK/MTM)

FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

10) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/RPS) 11) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 11.1) Proposed ACRS report on the NRC Safety Research Program (REU/MME) 11.2) Proposed Improvements to the Generic Communications Process (MHF/MTM/DTD) 11.3) Steam Generator Tube and Reactor Pressure Vessel Integrity Issues (RLS/NFD) 11.4) Insights Gained from Risk-Informed Pilot Applications (WJS/PAB) 11.5) Proposed Final Revision to Maintenance Rule and an Associated Draft Regulatory Guide (WJS/AS) 11.6) Proposed Approach for Revising the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement (GA/TSK/MTM) 12) 10:00 - 10:30 A.M. Subcommittee Report (Open) (GBW/PAB) Report by the Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Thermal- Hydraulic Phenomena regarding matters discussed at the March 23, 1999 meeting. 10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK*** 13) 10:45 - 11:45 A.M. Impact of the Use of High Burnup or Mixed Oxide Fuel on the Revised Source Term (Open) (DAP/MME) Discussion of proposed ACRS response to a Commission request, included in the March 5, 1999 Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM), that the ACRS consider the impact of the use of high burnup or mixed oxide fuel on the revised source term. Representatives of the NRC staff will participate, as appropriate. 11:45 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 14) 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Relationship and Balance Between PRA Results and Defense-In-Depth (Open) (TSK/MTM) Discussion of proposed ACRS response to a Commission request, included in the March 5, 1999 SRM, that the ACRS consider the appropriate relationship and balance between PRA results and defense- in-depth in the context of risk-informed regulation. Representatives of the NRC staff will participate, as appropriate. 15) 2:00 - 2:15 P.M. Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open) (DAP, et al./SD, et al.) Discussion of the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. 16) 2:15 - 3:00 P.M. Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed) (DAP/JTL) Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, and organizational and personnel matters relating to the ACRS. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of this Advisory Committee, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.] 3:00 - 3:15 P.M. ***BREAK*** 17) 3:15 - 4:00 P.M. Future ACRS Activities (Open) (DAP/JTL/RPS) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future meetings. 18) 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 18.1) NRC Safety Research Program (REU/MME) 18.2) Proposed Approach for Revising the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement (GA/TSK/MTM) 18.3) Proposed Improvements to the Generic Communications Process (MHF/MTM/DTD) 18.4) Steam Generator Tube and Reactor Pressure Vessel Integrity Issues (RLS/NFD) 18.5) Insights Gained from Risk-Informed Pilot Applications (WJS/PAB) 18.6) Proposed Final Revision to Maintenance Rule and an Associated Draft Regulatory Guide (WJS/AS) 18.7) Impact of High Burnup or Mixed Oxide Fuel on the Revised Source Term (DAP/MME) 18.8) Relationship and Balance Between PRA Results and Defense-in- Depth (TSK/MTM)

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

19) 8:30 - 2:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) (12:00-1:00 P.M.LUNCH) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 18. 20) 2:00 - 2:30 P.M. Miscellaneous (Open) (DAP/JTL/RPS) Discussion of matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and matters and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings, as time and availability of information permit. NOTE: . Presentation time should not exceed 50 percent of the total time allocated for a specific item. The remaining 50 percent of the time is reserved for discussion. . Number of copies of the presentation materials to be provided to the ACRS - 35.
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